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Indonesian Sumatra Black Tea

Tea Thermometer
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The Upton Tea Imports thermometer features a custom three-colored temperature dial, indicating the suggested temperature for steeping tea. The dial is divided into three ranges: Green Tea: 140-180 degrees Oolong Tea: 180-200 degrees Black Tea: up to 212 degrees At Upton Tea imports, we find it easiest to use an electric kettle to heat the water to the boiling point, then insert the stem of the thermometer into the kettle between the lid and rim, and monitor the temperature until it lowers to the desired level. Caution: Let the water cool slightly before removing the lid of a kettle and use extreme caution to avoid exposure to hot steam."

AR21 |
$6.00
African loose leaf green tea
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Bold, well twisted leaves, in shades of olive green, produce a yellow jade liquor with a bright, brothy aroma. A refreshing character is well balanced with a rich buttery mouth feel and sweet hay notes. The finish is clean and satisfying.

TK10 |
($0.53/cup) ($0.40/cup)
USDA Organic Organic loose leaf green tea
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This tea is returning in January. For a comparable tea, we recommend sampling Competition Temomi Shincha.
Tamaryokucha, literally translated as "coiled tea", is a superb, handcrafted green tea that has a full, complex flavor. Vegetal notes and a pleasing pungency are accentuated by hints of dark berries and a sweet aftertaste. This organic offering was produced in Takachiho, Miyazaki, from the Yabukita cultivar.

TJ88 |
$1.25/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
flavored loose leaf black tea
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Decorated with dried orange peels, this naturally flavored black tea is redolent with the scent and flavor of a freshly squeezed orange. The citrus notes provide a delicious accent to the smooth tea base, which finishes on a crisp, clean note.

NF50 |
$0.23/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Taiwan loose leaf black tea
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Formosa Keemun has a unique style that has attracted a dedicated following. This selection has the characteristic Oolong notes and gentle smokiness of this tea. It also has the lighter-colored leaf and infusion of our original Formosa Keemun from several years ago. Recommended for those seeking a divergence from traditional China Keemun.

TT51 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Summer Harvest Blackberry Apple Lemon Verbena Blend Tea
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With its full mouth feel and citrus-like liveliness, this refreshing loose leaf herbal blend of summer harvest flavors is the perfect beverage to enjoy, hot or iced, at any time of day. A floral suggestion and hint of spice linger into the finish.

NH101 |
($0.41/cup) ($0.31/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, full-bodied black tea provides a premium base for this naturally flavored selection. Refreshing notes of citrus fruit are prominent in both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Tiny juniper berries lend a crisp counterpoint to the lingering sweetness. Great hot or iced.

NT55 |
$0.21/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
Loose leaf sticky rice China pu-erh tea
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This selection is a mixture of Shou Pu-Erh and the Nuo Mi Xiang herb. When infused, the liquor yields an earthy aroma with hints of cinnamon. The earthy flavor emerges in the cup, along with notes of dark molasses and honey. Each square or heart-shaped (as available) piece will yield approximately two cups of tea.

ZH34 |
$0.27/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 10 Reviews
loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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This selection is a mixture of Sheng Pu-Erh and Nuo Mi Xiang, a Yunnan province herb with the natural fragrance of sticky rice. When infused, the pale golden liquor yields a distinctive aroma with hints of earth and sticky rice. An earthy quality also emerges in the cup, complemented by a dark sweetness. A note reminiscent of freshly baked bread lingers into the finish. Each square piece will yield approximately 2-3 cups of tea.

ZH50 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic organic Loose Leaf Second Flush Darjeeling Tea
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This organic broken-leaf offering is a great choice for those seeking a Darjeeling that will accommodate a dollop of milk. The complex aroma is fragrant with layers of citrus, toasty spice and Burgundy. The dark amber cup is smooth and rich, revealing notes of toast and oak, supported by a brown sugar sweetness. A suggestion of tropical fruit lends a lively flair to the lingering finish.

TD165 |
$0.36/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Pronounced floral/herbaceous notes permeate the sweet aroma of this broken-leaf second flush Darjeeling. The dark amber cup fills your mouth with rich notes of fruit and honey, which linger into the crisp finish. A great choice for a splash of milk, if desired.

TD186 |
$0.50/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Chunky leaves, in variegated shades of brown, produce a solid cup redolent with fragrant layers of fruit and spice, complemented by toasty/nutty hints. The dark amber liquor exhibits rich toasty notes wrapped in a stone fruit sweetness, which becomes more pronounced as the tea cools. This sweet character makes this second flush Darjeeling the perfect choice for iced tea.

TD185 |
$0.56/cup
Steelite 2-Cup Strainer Basket
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The 2-Cup Steelite strainer baskets are designed specifically for the Steelite hotelware line of Chatsford teapots and the Korean porcelain series. Due to the location of the removal tab, these infusers are not recommended for use with the other Chatsford teapots or in ordinary teapots. Available in 4 colors. BPA free product.

AS52 |
$5.25
$3.94
Stainless Steel Cup Infuser
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A convenient way to steep your tea leaves, this fine-mesh infuser is constructed of stainless steel and opens easily by squeezing the handle. Measures 6” long by 1 ½” wide. Dishwasher safe.

AI01 |
$3.75
loose leaf st. issacs blend tea
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A premium blend of Ceylon and China teas, the smooth black tea base balances well with the refreshing natural flavors of bergamot and citrus fruit. Popular in Europe, this Russian-style blend is recommended for an interesting departure from traditional Earl Grey.

NT06 |
$0.25/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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A fine complement of golden tips sets this stylish selection apart. The flavor has classic Burgundy-like Keemun notes, with subtle smokiness and a hint of cocoa. This one comes close to the Hao-Ya 'A' Keemun of days past.

ZK96 |
$1.00/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf gunpowder green China tea
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This high-grade Gunpowder tea is rich and full-bodied with a pronounced sweetness. A hint of tobacco complements the herbaceous flavor and lingers into the finish.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

ZG30 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
loose leaf special grade shou mei white tea
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Brown/green leaves and silvery buds yield a light golden-amber infusion with a sweet, toasty aroma. The smooth, full-bodied cup has notes of honey and melon as well as some toasty hints.

ZW60 |
$0.53/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Spearmint organic loose leaf herbal tea
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A select lot of our organic, coarse cut spearmint. Great for blending with green tea or steeping alone as a refreshing, caffeine-free beverage.

BH45 |
$0.27/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we created a robust breakfast blend of teas from new origins - Colombia, and old origins - India and Sri Lanka. The dark amber liquor is thick and rich with a silky smooth mouth feel and complex flavor. Enjoy this eye-opening cup to start your day or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

TB89 |
$0.27/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
USDA Organic Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic Rooibos has an inviting aroma, with hints of vanilla and citrus. The smooth flavor has notes of spice and caramel. We recommend this caffine-free tisane for drinking iced, as well as hot.

BA20 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
USDA Organic Honeybush organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This caffeine-free tisane has a pleasant taste, with honey-like notes and a mild spiciness. The complex aroma is full and inviting, with fruity nuances.

BA28 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Loose Rooibos Tea South Africa
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This green Rooibos is a popular variation of the standard (oxidized) versions. With a light flavor, fresh aroma, and mild sweetness, this tisane from South Africa is an excellent choice for a caffeine-free beverage.

BA02 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A perfect choice for breakfast tea, this broken-leaf selection wakes you up with its brisk, refreshing aroma. Notes of honey and a light floral hint blend harmoniously with a rich, toasty character.

TC52 |
$0.15/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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The dark russet amber cup has a full, rich flavor, punctuated by a brisk, refreshing aroma. A citrus-like brightness embraces sweet honey notes in the medium-bodied liquor.

TC57 |
$0.17/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
Small Teapot Filter Bags
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Finum brand 100 Tea Filters "Slim". UPC: 004060 420590. These teapot filter bags are ideal for 2-4 cups of tea, making infusing loose tea simple and easy. Suitable for cup or mug steeping when using very bold-leaf teas. Measures 4" long by 3" wide. A 2" flap folds over opening. Made from biodegradable oxygen-bleached paper. Try securing the top with our AI33: Clip for Filter Bags.

AI64 |
$6.00
USDA Organic organic Loose Leaf First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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The neat, attractive leaves of this organic first flush selection exhibit a range of color from light to dark olive-green. The perfumed aroma is light, with hints of spring flowers and citrus. The amber cup is fresh and lively with honeyed floral notes and a smooth buttery mouth feel. A tropical fruit sweetness leads to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD137 |
$0.45/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested at the peak of the first flush season at Singtom Estate, this broken-leaf Darjeeling offering is redolent with the aroma of fresh flowers. The golden amber cup introduces a gentle astringency that plays at the edges of the palate, creating a wonderful counterpoint to the intensely sweet dried fruit hints in the vibrant flavor. A bright refreshing quality lingers in the finish.

TD194 |
$0.38/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Spread across the rolling hills of the Mirik area of Darjeeling, the Singbulli Estate is well known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This 2022 second flush offering is true to their reputation. The lively cup begins with a toasty/woody aroma, accentuated by hints of caramel. The dark amber liquor exhibits a rich fruity bouquet, complemented by an excellent pairing of muscatel sweetness and crisp citrus-like notes, which linger into the finish. Steep longer if a splash of milk is desired.

TD210 |
$1.58/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this first flush offering from Singbulli Estate, bold, well-made leaves in variegated tones of olive-green, sprinkled with silver tips, steep a golden amber liquor with a vibrant aroma hinting of sweet flowers and buttery corn silk. The cup is rich and smooth with a delectable honeyed floral flavor that fills your mouth upon first sip. The finish lingers with a crisp “bite.”

TD179 |
$1.52/cup
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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This organic selection from Kirishima, in Kagoshima prefecture, is crafted from the Yabukita cultivar and usually reserved for the domestic market. The mouth feel has a decidedly brothy character, and the flavor has a classic "umami" aspect. A superb specimen of this style and grade.

TJ18 |
$0.61/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf yamato sencha tea
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A superior grade of Sencha, with a brighter flavor and smoother finish than basic Sencha. Highly recommended.

TJ16 |
$0.31/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
China loose leaf green tea
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The golden yellow cup has a light floral aroma and honey-like sweetness, with a mild smoky undertone. A gentle tartness reveals itself in the finish.

ZG02 |
$0.11/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A fresh aroma, fragrant with notes of tropical fruit, floral hints and a rich honey sweetness, introduces this first flush selection. Tropical fruit takes center stage in the golden amber cup as well, supported by nuances of spring flowers and a gentle toastiness. A refreshing crispness lingers in the finish. A great value for a single-estate first flush Darjeeling tea.

TD195 |
$0.39/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This second flush Darjeeling blend boasts a rich muscatel aroma and flavor, heightened to an ambrosial quality by a pronounced honey sweetness. The dark amber cup finishes with a pleasant astringency that lingers on the palate. A great value for second flush Darjeeling aficionados!

TDB8 |
$0.44/cup
loose leaf China black tea
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The aromatic, dark-brown leaves of this Congou black tea produce a deep amber liquor, fragrant with hints of cocoa and a dark sugar sweetness. The medium-bodied cup is bright and smooth, featuring toasty/woody notes accented by hints of cocoa and a gentle, lingering toastiness. A solid everyday cup at an attractive price.

ZP101 |
$0.24/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Mozambique black tea
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From the Monte Metilile Estate, small, well-made leaves produce a smooth, robust breakfast blend with a toasty aroma and rich mouth feel. Hints of stone fruit add a sweetness to both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Delicious with or without a splash of milk, this organic tea is the perfect choice to accompany something sweet.

TK33 |
$0.19/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Seasons Pick Mangalam Estate FOP (2020) Assam
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The bold, dark-brown leaves of this Assam offering produce a deep ruby-copper liquor, thick and rich, with a light malty aroma. Toasty/woody nuances complement hints of malt and cocoa in the smooth flavor. The lively finish lingers with a whisper of spice. A great value for your everyday cup.

TA138 |
$0.17/cup
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A pronounced sweetness, reminiscent of a sugared baked good, balances well with the lively astringency and thick, rich mouth feel of this Assam selection. The enticing aroma exhibits hints of malt and toastiness, enhanced by a dried fruit intensity. In the full-bodied cup, cocoa notes take center stage, complemented by a suggestion of red wine that lingers into the finish.

TA144 |
$0.24/cup
loose leaf China black tea
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Fragrant with notes of dark cocoa powder, the rich aroma portends the velvety smooth, full-bodied cup filled with pronounced cocoa flavor. A warm toastiness wraps around sweet hints of honey that linger in the finish.

ZK100 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese sencha organic tea
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This tea is returning later in the year. For a comparable tea, we recommend sampling Japanese Sencha.
A sweet, delicate fragrance introduces this organic Japanese Sencha tea. The yellow-jade cup has a light vegetal character with savory hints of umami. A gentle sweetness complements the clean finish. A great value.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Wildflower Honey.

TJ00 |
$0.21/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This is a perfect tea for getting your daily dose of "greens." This fannings grade produces a smooth and flavorful cup within a minute. Value-priced for everyday consumption and chosen for its pleasing character, this organic tea is an excellent choice for the green tea enthusiast on a budget.

ZG03 |
$0.07/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Bold, well-formed leaves, complemented by downy golden tips, yield a silky smooth cup with a pronounced sweet character. Hints of dried fruit and a lingering effervescence in the finish round out the profile. A great black tea choice for any time of day.

TM100 |
$0.41/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf China black tea
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A plethora of downy golden tips decorates long, twisted leaves in this superb China black tea selection from Yunnan province. The aroma is fragrant with the sharp, sweet scent of spiced cocoa. The velvety smooth cup is rich and chocolatey with an enduring dark molasses sweetness. The finish lingers with a warming kick. A great selection for a cold winter day.

ZY104 |
$0.35/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This first flush Darjeeling blend features bold attractive leaves, in shades of olive-green, which produce a bright, smooth cup with a rich mouth feel. Notes of tropical fruit and honeysuckle bloom in the amber gold liquor, leading to a refreshingly crisp finish that lingers on the palate. A great value for first flush Darjeeling aficionados!

TDB7 |
$0.44/cup
USDA Organic Colombian organic loose leaf black tea
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The very bold, twisted leaves of this black tea offering from Colombia yield a dark amber copper liquor with an inviting toasty aroma. The rich, full-bodied cup is very smooth with a cocoa mouth feel. A hint of caramelized sugar and whisper of spice linger in the finish.

TSA2 |
$0.31/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf organic China sencha green tea
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Processed in the style of a Japanese Sencha tea, this organic selection is an excellent value for an everyday green tea. The golden cup is aromatic with floral hints and a sweet, buttery mouth feel.

ZG07 |
$0.09/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf jasmine green tea
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The pronounced jasmine aroma and flavor of this Season’s Pick offering will please the palates of Jasmine tea lovers. The floral notes are enhanced by a lovely sweetness that blooms as the tea cools, making this selection a great choice for iced tea.

ZJ100 |
$0.19/cup
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